Statoil ASA: Reduced equity share at Agbami following redetermination

STAVANGER, Norway, Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has received an Expert calculation of revised tract participations for the Agbami field in Nigeria. Assuming implementation, this calculation will result in a reduction of 5.17% in Statoil's equity interest in the field from 20.21% to 15.04%.

Statoil previously initiated arbitration proceedings to set aside interim decisions made by the Expert. By a decision received by Statoil on 4 November 2015, the arbitration tribunal has declined to set aside the Expert's interim decisions.

Statoil is currently assessing its position in relation to the Expert's decision and the decision of the arbitration tribunal.

Statoil has so far made an accrual of NOK 7.5 billion. Assuming implementation in accordance with the Expert ruling, Statoil will have to compensate other equity owners at Agbami of about NOK 1.6 billion in addition to the accrual as of end third quarter 2015. Eventual settlement of any imbalance amount will be made over time through cash-calls issued by the unit operator.

Contact persons:

Investor Relations
Peter Hutton, senior vice president for Investor Relations,
Tel: +44 7881 918 792

Morten Sven Johannessen, vice president for Investor Relations USA,
Tel: + 1 203 570 2524

Press
Knut Rostad, head of corporate media relations
Tel: +47 905 48 990

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

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Source:Statoil